New statistical approaches for analysing foodwebs and species distributions

  • Stone, Lewi (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Dowe, David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gordon, Ascelin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wang, Yan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Solow, Andrew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Dorazio, Robert (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    Identifying how species are distributed over the landscape, interact and self-organise into foodwebs are central goals in
    Ecology. This project aims to provide innovative new Bayesian modelling tools to improve our understanding of species
    distributions and their foodweb networks. It is expected to develop a general framework for extending species
    distribution models to deal with multiple species, incorporating both their interactions as well as errors in detection. The
    project also hopes to develop a robust Bayesian methodology for partitioning complex foodweb networks into
    ecologically relevant compartments as there are currently no reliable methods to achieve this. Both projects are of
    relevance to conservation policy and management of threatened species.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date12/05/1531/12/17

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD50,000.00